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#4046 of 4548 Finally my LR3 has arrived
Nov 30, 2006 (7:43 pm)
I picked up my 2007 LR3 HSE this morning from Land Rover of Ottawa. Thus far the buying experience has been second to none. My salesperson picked my up at home and drove me to the dealership where we spent about 90 minutes going over all the features including emergency braking, command shift and a quick trip on the dealer off road track in order to get a sense of the LR3's off road capabilities.
The vehicle itself is great and I especially enjoy the Nav and the Logic 7 Sound. I am looking forward to experimenting more with the multitude of features on my LR3
Will keep you posted
#4047 of 4548 Re: Finally my LR3 has arrived [morocco2]
Dec 01, 2006 (5:45 am)
Can I beg a favour? I've got a 2006 HSE, and I was trying to get some info from LR north america about the Sat Nav.
I want to get my locatin to display in Degrees Minutes fractions of minutes(ie. W 78 54.084), not degrees minutes seconds (ie. W 78 54' 51")
Can you tell me what your 2007 format is when you go into offroad GPS mode?
#4049 of 4548 Re: Finally my LR3 has arrived [dandrews1]
Dec 01, 2006 (9:03 am)
Just check the settings for off-road Nav and the are displayed as follows: W 78 54' 51"). I have not verified if these settings can be modified. If I find the definitive answer I will let you know
#4050 of 4548 Re: Finally my LR3 has arrived [dandrews1]
Dec 01, 2006 (9:07 am)
I am trying to ascertain what would be the benefit of participating in the activities of the Ottawa Valley Land Rovers Club.
My dealership is also putting on workshops every three months. This service is offered for Land Rover and Jaguar owners. Each session acts as a get together but they split in two groups and discuss or get in depth information on various features of your vehicle. Looking forward to the first event.
#4051 of 4548 Re: My 2006 LR3 HSE [mark156]
Dec 01, 2006 (9:25 am)
Glad to see you finaly got your gas mileage situation resolved. 18-19 mpg pure highway is normal for a LR3. I bet if you weren't so loaded down and had flat land to deal with the truck would easily break 20 mpg.
I stretched one of our service loaners out to 23 mpg, according to the trip computer when I delivered it to a client a couple of months ago.
#4052 of 4548 Re: Finally my LR3 has arrived [morocco2]
Dec 01, 2006 (12:21 pm)
The OVLR group is just a bunch of people who love Land Rovers.. the benefit you get from it is just getting to know other people with the same interests...
I met a guy from the LRAA of Ontario when I was doing my offroad driving course in Montebello, QC (Which I highly recommend - it is much more challenging than the dealer vents - and much more rewarding).
#4053 of 4548 Re: My 2006 LR3 HSE [british_rover]
Dec 01, 2006 (12:28 pm)
I did a nice flat 2.5 hour ride from Whitby, ON to Guelph, ON with no traffic - averaged 25.8 mpg (9.1 l/100km)travelling at a steady 108 km/h (67 mph)
Must have had a tail wind the whole way!
Had just filled the tires up to the max recommended inflation, and was using 91 octane Sunoco gas.
Me (approx 210 lbs)
My wife (no comment, but less than 125 - hehe)
My two small dogs in their crates (about 50 lbs combined)
Some other small stuff - about 35 lbs worth.
Oh yeah, I have the 06 LR3 HSE HD
#4054 of 4548 Re: Finally my LR3 has arrived [dandrews1]
Dec 01, 2006 (1:58 pm)
Sounds like the OVLR group is worth checking out. The dealership is offering my a complementary 1/2 at the driving school. I will wait for the spring to take them up on it. I want to make it a weekend event with my wife. With 4 kids we do not get too many chances to do that.
I really enjoyed driving my LR3 in todays ice and snow. It feels solid and stable at all times
#4055 of 4548 Handling on Ice and Snow
Dec 01, 2006 (3:24 pm)
I just had my first chance to drive my LR3 on ice and snow. It has the factory Goodyears with no measureable wear on them.
I tried it in a slippery parking lot - icy with a couple inches of snow here and there. I did a lot of donuts, starts and stops and hard turns. It starts pretty well with not much slippage and stops pretty good too. But trying to turn tight circles had it plowing off line and not turning as tightly as I'd hoped. I tried the snow mode too, not much difference.
My previous vehicle was an ML320. I did the same routine in it in the same parking lot and it seemed to turn almost as well on ice and snow as on dry pavement. The traction control on the ML was very intrusive and controlled the throttle and individual wheel brakes and it amazed me with its handling.
I'm not complaining - I love this LR3. It's the best vehicle I've ever had and would replace it with the exact same thing if I had to replace it. And I don't mind that it doesn't handle on the ice and snow like the ML - the traction controls are obviously less intrusive. But I was surprised a bit that the traction control didn't kick in a little more and make it turn tighter.
I also pushed it over some snowpiles. In normal mode I pushed it into the snow until it didn't want to go further. Then I switched to snow mode. That seems to just limit power and didn't help. I tried locking the differentials in rock crawl mode and it just climbed thru (I have the locking rear differential that is part of the heavy duty package).
Anybody else that had an ML tried this?